Research into cocaine addiction – 105science

COCAINE ADDICTION is DIFFERENT. Dr Karen Ersche tells about her research into cocaine addiction. The work investigates the finding that cocaine addiction affects some people and not others. Also, unlike other addictions, there are no substitute chemicals that can be used in cocaine addiction. However Karen Ersche’s research is looking at a possible candidate. The Science Show’s Roger Frost asks about the use of terms such as addiction; habit and compulsive behaviour.

Karen works at the Department  of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge: www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/

Followed by Fact or Fiction with Chris Creese talking on cosmetic uses of cat litter and the statistics of being bitten by a shark or having a coconut fall on you.

WHAT’S ON

  • The Cambridge Science Centre on Jesus Lane is open daily. kids especially  welcome. Subsidised admission for all.
  • The Cambridge Science Cente half-term programme runs from 25 May – 2 June 2013.  The centre will run a workshop throughout the week in which you’ll be able to build your own pinhole camera and find out more about how your own eyes work. You can book your place at www.cambridgesciencecentre.org
  • The Cambridge Science Centre is hosting a teachers evening gathering on 18 June 2013. 
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